Seed Orchard

Seed Orchard
-Seed orchard is a stand consisted of genetically improved trees. In this regard, seed orchard is a source for seed production that mass-produces genetically improved seeds and helps minimizing pollen contamination and, at the same time, enables easy to collect seeds.

Establishment of Seed Orchard

Establishment of Seed Orchard
-Seed Breeding Project was launched for the first time in 1968. At present, 925ha of seed orchards have been established.
The National Forest Seed and Variety Center(NFSV) takes charge of Chungju, Chuncheon, Gangneung, Ahnmyeon and Jeju Office with branch seed orchard. In addition, NFSV also supports Suwon Seed Orchard at Forest Bioresources Department, National Institute of Forest Science.

Chungju Seed Orchard (headquarters)

Chungju Seed Orchard is located at latitude 37˚ 51´ north and longitude 127˚ 58´ east. At present, 193ha of the Chungju Seed Orchard (out of 547ha of experimental forest) has been managed. It had been established from 1968 to 1985. Chungju Seed Orchard consists of 27 tree species, including 20ha of Pinus koraiensis, 137ha of Larix kaempferi, 6ha of Pinus rigida, 8ha of Pinus rigida×P.taeda.

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Chuncheon Seed Orchard(Chuncheon Branch Office)

Chuncheon Seed Orchard is located in Deokduwon-ri Seo-myeon, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do, latitude 37˚ 23´ north and longitude 127˚ 38´ east. Chuncheon Seed Orchard consists of 176.0ha of broad-leaved and conifer trees such as Pinus koraienesis, Larix kaempferi, Abies holophylla, Quercus spp and Alnus spp.

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Gangneung Seed Orchard(Gangneung Branch Office)

Gangneung Seed Orchard was formerly belong to Eastern Breeding Station of the Institute of Forest Genetics. This seed orchard is located at Daegi-ri Wangsan-myeon, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do, at latitude 37˚ 35´ north and longitude 128˚ 53´ east. 121ha of the Gangneung seed orchard was initiated during the period from 1969 to 1973. At present, 171.8ha of this seed orchard, consists of Pinus densiflora, Pinus koraiensis and Larix kaempferi. The Gangneung Seed Orchard is sited at an altitude of 800 to 1,000 meters, the average altitude of 900 meters being suitable for subalpine species.

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Anmyeon Seed Orchard(Anmyeon Branch Office)

Anmyeon Seed Orchard stands at longitude 36˚ 27´ north and 126˚ 22´ east in Jungjang-ri, Anmyeon-eup, Taean-gun, Chungcheongnam-do and Nudong-ri, Gonam-myeon, Taean-gun, Chungcheongnam-do. Anmyeon Seed Orchard is the latest seed orchard established over the period of 1977 to 1981, following the Chungju, Gangneung, and Chun cheon Seed Orchards. 101ha of Anmyeon Seed Orchard have been so far managed, At present, 105ha of this seed orchard, 81ha of Pinus densiflora and 19ha of Pinus thunbergii respectively.

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Jeju Seed Orchard(Jeju Office)

Jeju Seed Orchard stands at longitude 33˚ 18´ north and 126˚ 32´ east in Sanghyo-dong, seogwipo-si, Jeju-do. Jeju Seed Orchard consists of Chamaecyparis obtusa, Cryptomeria japonica, Pinus thunbergii and broad-leaved trees. At present, 148ha of this seed orchard, 48ha of Chamaecyparis obtusa, 30ha of Cryptomeria japonica, 6ha of Pinus thunbergii and 64ha of other trees respectively.

Staff in Charge

Staff in Charge
Name Tel E-mail
Dr. Han, Jin Gyu +82-43-850-3342 dunross@korea.kr
Dr. Joo, Hye Joon +82-43-850-3347 joon0919@korea.kr
Shin, Yoo Seung +82-43-850-3346 nfsvsai@korea.kr
Shin, Gyu Cheol +82-43-850-3398 synnara97@korea.kr
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